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Photograph of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947

Digital ID
whh000281
Title
Photograph of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, November 2, 1947
Description
Howard Hughes' 400,000 pound Flying Boat flying 70 feet above the water for one-mile during taxi tests over the Los Angeles Harbor with Hughes at the controls. Hughes had scheduled taxi tests only for the 219-foot long ship, but it "felt so good" on the second taxi test run at 95 miles per hour that he took it off the water on the third and final run, which is shown in the photo.
Aircraft
Source
Image ID: 0321 0305
Original Collection
Date
1947-11-02
Graphic Elements (TGM)
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Genre (TGM)
Rights
This material may be protected by copyright. Personal, including educational and academic, use of this material is without restriction but acknowledgement of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries is requested whether the use is oral, web or in print. Commercial use of any portion of this material requires permission from the University Libraries. For further information please contact Digital Collections: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/contact
Digital Publisher
University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries
Digital Collection
Master File Creation Date
2012-08-17
Master File Extent
5919 x 4592 pixels; 9.70 x 7.65 inches; 76,430,000 bytes
Master File Format
image/tiff
Master File Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 5.1, Service Pack 3
Master File Quality
24 bit color; 8 bit gray-scale; 600 ppi
 

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